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Poster: Daddy D Date: Aug 21, 2011 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Railroad Earth playing New Years @ Ogden Theater in Denver, CO

FYI

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 22, 2011 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth playing New Years @ Ogden Theater in Denver, CO

Saw their New Year's run a few years back at World Cafe in Philadelphia.

These guys just keep getting better and better.

DD - what did you think of their set from FloydFest?

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Poster: user unknown Date: Aug 22, 2011 3:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth playing New Years @ Ogden Theater in Denver, CO

the Floyd set rocks...but then all the RRE Floyd shows rock, that's why they've been at 9 of 10

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Poster: Daddy D Date: Aug 23, 2011 7:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth playing New Years @ Ogden Theater in Denver, CO

I also love it when they have super-talented musicians sit in with them and they all blow it up, like they do here.

http://www.archive.org/details/rre2008-06-20.ak4020.flac16

If you don't have time for the entire show, skip to second set.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 22, 2011 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth playing New Years @ Ogden Theater in Denver, CO

They just played a show at Red Rocks a day or two ago with Infamous Stringdusters and YMSB ... tapes of all three sets went up on the archives and I actually got a few minutes to stream without halting, LOL. (I was optimistic there about internet speeds for a brief moment.) You might enjoy that.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Aug 22, 2011 3:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth playing New Years @ Ogden Theater in Denver, CO

Yonder...http://www.archive.org/details/ymsb2011-08-20.c42mpSTO-2.flac16


Sringdusters...http://www.archive.org/details/isd2011-08-20


RRE...http://www.archive.org/details/rre2011-08-20

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 23, 2011 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth playing New Years @ Ogden Theater in Denver, CO

uu -

Superb!! The office is already tired of the Stringdusters.

I do not care.

The 12/31/09 show is also outstanding and the sound quality is phenomenal.

http://www.archive.org/details/is2009-12-31.flac16.8ch

They do a pretty kick ass version of Deep Elem Blues - I think not only would Jerry have approved he would have pulled out the 5 string and jumped in.

Edited to add show link.

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Poster: Daddy D Date: Aug 23, 2011 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth playing New Years @ Ogden Theater in Denver, CO

Mando:

Enjoyed listening to their FloydFest show, and I agree with Unknown User--all RRE shows rock!

That said, I didn't hear anything in the FloydFest recording that I thought was amazing . . . basically just another good RRE show. Not a big fan of the song The Forecast, enjoyed The Man Who Invented Sin & Black Elk Speaks.

It's interesting: in most bands there is usually one or two members who get ragged on as the lightweight in the band or whatever, but each guy in RRE is so friggin' talented.

Full Disclosure: I've been listening to A LOT of RRE lately (maybe too much) so am probably starting to get little bit picky & jaded. That said, I still have yet to hear a bad RRE show. However, in that I'm listening to a lot of their shows, I wish they'd mix it up a little more, throw in a couple of covers &/or at least one Dead tune each show just to keep things interesting for those that listen to too much RRE. Not suggesting for a moment that their original songs aren't great--they are, & I think Sheaffer is a super-talented songwriter & musician--but I'm listening to 5+ hours of RRE every day so I'd appreciate them mixing it up a bit more. Easier said than done I'm sure, but I think the effort would be worth it & appreciated, especially as they play & sing some covers so well! Like the Dead (or JGB) playing Dylan songs, a lot of the time I preferred the Dead's/Jerry's version over Dylan's version. RRE does such outstanding versions of Catfish John, Peggy-O, Sisters & Brothers, etc., I'd just like to hear one or two covers thrown into the mix in order to keep the fans guessing & wondering what they're gonna' hear each night.

What's your opinion?